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Welcome to the WAC Bibliography. The bibliography, developed and presented in collaboration with CompPile, was developed to support teachers across the disciplines who are interested in using writing and speaking in their courses; scholars who are interested in WAC theory and research; and program administrators, designers, and developers who have interests in the latest work in faculty outreach, program design, and assessment.

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Physics

Agatucci, Cora; Jack McCown; Mike Sequeria; Bruce Emerson. (1994). Writing and learning across disciplinary boundaries in college math and science courses. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 377 501.
Keywords: Central Oregon Community College, two-year, WAC, problem-solving, program, assignment, mathematics-course, physics-course, syllabus
Arons, Arnold B.. (1981). Thinking, reasoning, and understanding in an introductory physics course. Physics Teacher 19 (March), 166-172.
Keywords: write-to-learn, reasoning, physics-course, WAC, introductory
Becker, Stephen F.. (1995). Teaching writing to teach physics [guest editorial]. American Journal of Physics 63.7, 587.
Keywords: write-to-learn, physics-course, syllabus, WAC, decentralized, guest-editorial
Caulfield, P.. (1986). Tagmemic invention: Discovery across the curriculum. In O'Dowd, Kathleen; Earnest I. Nolan (Eds.), Learning to write/writing to learn; Livonia, MI: Madonna College, Humanities Writing Program.
Keywords: WAC, invention, heuristic, tagmemic, psychology-course, art-course, physics-course, discovery
Henscheid, Bob. (1988). The use of a journal in teaching college physics. In Bordner, Marsha S. (Ed.); Clark Technical College, Early English Composition Assessment Program; Strategies in composition: Ideas that work in the classroom; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 294 181.
Keywords: pedagogy, WAC, physics-course, journal-writing
Henscheid, Bob. (1989). Problem solving in a physics course--an exercise in communication. In Bordner, Marsha (Ed.); Clark State Community College; Early English Composition Assessment Program; Strategies in composition: Ideas that work in the classroom (Volume II); ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 306 587.
Keywords: pedagogy, problem-solving, physics-course, WAC, communicative, early-start
Jensen, Verner. (1987). Writing in college physics. In Fulwiler, Toby (Ed.), The journal book; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 284 296].
Keywords: physics-course, journal-writing, WAC, pedagogy, write-to-learn
Jewett, John W., Jr.. (1991). Learning introductory physics through required writing assignments. Journal of College Science Teaching 21.1, 20-25.
Keywords: WAC, physics-course, class-size, coverage, introductory
McMurry, Earl. (1987). A general physics laboratory report on the hydrogen emission lines and Bohr's theory. In Copeland, Jeffrey S. (Ed.), Essays grown from a writing across the curriculum institute at Indian Hills Community College: Fostering cooperation and cohesion in writing instruction; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 294 182.
Keywords: physics-course, laboratory-report, WAC
Mullin, William J.. (1989). Writing in physics. Physics Teacher 27.5, 342-347.
Keywords: WAC, rising-junior, advanced, physics-course, intensive, assignment, syllabus
Porter, Bernajean. (1993). Writing assignments within major content areas. Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning 10.4, 40-45.
Keywords: teacher-opinion, WAC, high-school, Illinois, pedagogy, mathematics-course, art-course, physics-course, French-course
Thompson, P.. (1970). Why lab reports?. Physics Teacher 08, 204.
Keywords: WAC, laboratory-report, report-writing, physics-course, high-school
Young, Pearl I.. (1948). The responsibility of the teacher of college physics for the student's facility in American prose. American Journal of Physics 16 (November), 425-429.
Keywords: WAC, physics-course, science-writing, teacher responsibility